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SaveGoal 01-03-2013 06:39 PM

Floating water sprite
 
I have a 46 gallon that has some dwarf hairgrass and some water sprite that is supposed to be floating but right now it is just attaching itself to some of the decor andit never stays up. Anybody have any ideas on how to keep it to float

Byron 01-03-2013 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SaveGoal (Post 1376745)
I have a 46 gallon that has some dwarf hairgrass and some water sprite that is supposed to be floating but right now it is just attaching itself to some of the decor andit never stays up. Anybody have any ideas on how to keep it to float

Is it being pushed down by the filter current, and then getting stuck on something? This is the only thing that would make true Water Sprite sink.

SaveGoal 01-03-2013 07:59 PM

Also how can I slow down the water current

Byron 01-03-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SaveGoal (Post 1376841)
Also how can I slow down the water current

Depends. Some filters have adjustable flow valves. But if this is a HOB as I am suspecting if it is pushing Water Sprite down into the tank, you may have to baffle it. I think there is a DIY post on this from a while back. Or consider a new filter; plants prefer less water movement as do some fish, depending what you have.

SaveGoal 01-04-2013 07:47 AM

Thanks for the information

JDM 01-06-2013 09:24 PM

If you keep your water level higher the outflow might not drop as far which would also reduce the induced current in the tank.

Jeff.


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